Hello ladies. I would like to share my story with you all and see if any of you have experienced anything similar to share stories etc. At my first laparascopy, severe endometriosis was diagnosed and my ovaries had stuck together and were covered in cysts. Within a year the symtoms came back and seemed worse and the pain had spread, the pain was around my pelvis, stomach, right side and back. The pain eventually became constant and agonising. Had frequent water infections and constipation which made the pains worse. Hot sweats and urinating frequently all the time. After several appointments with my consultant and been referred to another consultant I was sent for a MRI scan and told I would be operated on in the future. The MRI scan showed that my ovaries were attached to my bowel. I went in for my laparascopy on 7th November. I was told that my ovaries and callopsed and stuck over my bowel/rectum. One over was really small and crushed and the other had a large cyst on it. They had to stitch my ovaries in place.The 2 surgeons said it was a horrific operation and my endometriosis is really severe. I'm 38 and have always wanted children but I only met my partner 18 months ago and so as soon as I have recovered and feel fit and healthy we would like to try for a baby. The consultant said to me that it is very unlikely that I will be able to conceive naturally and that he will refer me to the IVF unit in 3 months at my review appoitment. I know that everyone says they can do all sorts these days, but it is still upsetting news to hear. The consultant has started me on a 3 month course of the Prostap injections to put me through a temp menapause (like from my first laparascopy, but obviously this didn't seem to help the first time). The hot sweats have got worse already and I am still in pain after my operation and so I am wondering how long I should expect to be in pain for? Thanks for reading my long.....story and I would appreciate any of your thoughts/experiences. XxX Karen XxX
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